[Rippleworks] Can Targeted Funding FOR Talent Development Lead to Higher Impact and Lower Risk for Social Enterprises?
Rippleworks is looking to challenge the status quo with a new program offering targeted grants for people development
After many years making high quality healthcare more affordable and accessible to his fellow Brazilians, with little thought given to developing the skills of his team, Thomaz Srougi, founder of dr. consulta, had an ah-ha moment — if they didn’t start investing in the dr. consulta team they were never going to improve the well-being of Brazilians. “We were spending a lot of time and money on recruiters to help us find and hire the right people. We found great people who were passionate about our mission. But because we didn’t have the infrastructure in place to support their development and growth, we ended up with somewhat of a revolving door which led to increased costs, destabilized the team and made it harder to achieve the impact we knew was possible.”